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Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm CDT
tells the chicago tribune he is mentally ill. a condition that runs in his family. he has been hospitalized for mental illness at least six times. has been addicted to heroin and alcohol. >> someone to find that and know about it that was god's protection for the churches. >> he was arrested at a hotel and charged with possession of an explosive place. after authorities found bomb making equipment. after searching his room they found dozens of empty beer bottles made into molotov cocktails. >> a much greater hold on this world than he has ever had before. it is unbelievable that somebody would want to blow up 40 churches. >> he was the father of three. he owned his own construction company. there are at a downtown jacksonville restaurant when he stepped outside briefly. he cut into an argument with two men. one of the men pulled to out a knife and slit his throat. he was not the kind of man to pick fights. >> you as such a good-natured person. he always wanted you to have a good time. he is never a person to cause trouble. this is way out of left field. the bears are hea
Oct 10, 2012 9:00pm CDT
chicago mayor ron emmanuel hoping that his budget will bridge some gaps. >> the mayor's plan to get the city at least in his words back on track. mayor emanuel says he will not taxed shoppers homeowners or driver in order to pay for the state pension problems he is turning to springfield for relief and so far he has received a non and until he does he makes it clear he doesn't want the people of chicago to choose between pension payments or public health or public safety, something has to change. >> our goal is reform where we can, caught where we must invest where it matters. >>cut where we must and invest where it matters. >> the damage is $1.2 billion in underfunded pensions, a number that will come to fruition if nothing changes and it will happen in a matter of four years. what we really need most is our representatives in springfield to step up, take their share of responsibility and not miss this critical opportunity once again. it's gotten worse over time by the city council not making it a priority for the last several years. chicago is facing a 25% increase in ho
Oct 5, 2012 9:00pm CDT
. three chicago offices at the center of a medical fear tonight 200 patients notified that injections of a certain medication received for back pain may be linked to a deadly form of meningitis. you may have a headache sensitivity to light nausea or vomiting, neck stiffness and eventually you could have seizures. >> for now it's simply a warning in chicago with no reports of anyone actually having the illness. 50 cases have been reported, five have died locally one person did go to the emergency room but has been cleared. they were very glad that we called them to check up on them we know that the initial distribution came and they may have distributed it further so we are working with them. it may be making matters more complicated fundus was found in at least one vial of the steroid in the lead to a nationwide recall just how many other clinics may have received the injection in all illinois is still not clear. >> more than 30 chicago aldermen are calling for hearings with possible school closings the calcimine are hearing between 8120 schools they do not have a specific plan. if
Oct 18, 2012 9:00pm CDT
a pedophile problem that has been going on for decades and there is a chicago connection. it is our top story seen or around the country tonight on wgn america the story of the chicago boys scouts who are likely in those files tens of thousands highlighting potential pedophile's released today by the boy scouts of america the so-called perversion files is part of a sexual abuse lawsuit that captures the nation's attention today. we're talking about thousands of unidentified man that should be registered sex offenders that are roaming free. >> the files of scout leaders in volunteers and dismissed by the organization for sexual abuse or misconduct. >> raped a gunpoint, a 12th maybe 13 year-old chicago boy by the acts of his scoutmaster with convicted acts of manslaughter on his records. they said theyeither they did not know about his record or they simply kept it to themselves. alan baron has been a lawyer in chicago for 32 years in 1983 he was practically a kid himself this man was a volunteer scoutmaster for children living there at the time and in his first year on the job he invited a s
Oct 19, 2012 9:00pm CDT
drug convictions and a chicago high school students shut down this afternoon after an attempted robbery the 18 year- old was a senior ad banner academy sell high school, police say he was leaving school when he fought back against five robbers and he was pronounced dead at advocate christ medical center in the oak lawn. police are speaking with two persons of interest tonight. >> gaynor hall is standing by where the woman's loved ones are gathered they say disappearing for nearly one week is just not in her character tonight friends and relatives of her are preparing for the worst. she is just not wandering somewhere she wouldn't be that type of person, somebody heard her bed. hurt her bad. >> if anyone knows anything step up to the plate that's all we ask. >> for car still parked out in the driveway but no one has seen or heard from the 42 year-old since last saturday, when the hairstylist didn't show up for work this week for co-workers requested it will be checked there were concerned friends believe she was in an abusive relationship. she never had a bad thing come out of her mout
Oct 29, 2012 9:00pm CDT
into circulation rolls into the chicago area this has been amazing is a record-breaking storm the biggest to hit the mid atlantic in years. an astronomical high tide married with the storm surge has led to catastrophic damage across parts of 16 states these are all damage reports it gives you an idea of the area that has had damaged the extend into michigan and look at the storm on the radar. brooklyn had 77 mi. per hour gusts. >> the outer reaches of sandy are churning up colossal waves on lake michigan. we are at north avenue beach with the impact on chicago. 50-60 mi. per hour winds 20-25 ft. waves believe it or not we are the lucky ones as hurricane sandy bears down on the east coast. as night falls in chicago and the wind picks up so do the waves our city by the lake are feeling the effects of hurricane sandy on the lake. >> stay off the lake folks. >> they're hoping that it will stay open through the events but navy pier is taking precautions. this isn't news to them, they are well versed on what the plan is, they know. earlier today this bike path drew people to the waters' edge of the
Oct 14, 2012 9:00pm CDT
the chicago area polling trees from the ground and flooding some streets >> live iwith our top story... >> it was a stormy sunday across the chicago area complete with tornado warnings in power on theand power outages >> at one moment the sky turn purpleed purple... >> casualties of the storm... traffic in some areas and reducedreduced to a stop >> high wind, heavy rain... >> a utility pole snapped into two >> crews cleaning up a down tree >> it was a beautiful tree. >> last we heard less than 5000 customers without power >> jim ramsey has live in the weather center with more on today's storms... >> we had a very large and rigorous low pressure system... this is the storm as it appeared on readeradar... some parts of indiana continue under a wind advisory. wind gusts as high as 40 mph. the strongest was 60 mi. per hour. there were some tornado warnings issued, no reports of touchdown. >>welcome word tonight from the lake county sheriff's police -- antea marsek and her two children have been found safe -- vacationing in the wisconsin dells. marsek and her two childre
Oct 6, 2012 9:00pm CDT
the streets of chicago for the chicago marathon... >> good evening... >> live at grant park with a preview... >> quiet here at the starting line represented tamara >> runners often say the chicago marathon is their favorite marathon. with thousands of screaming fans lining the flat and fast course - runners often finish with some of their the bank of america thousands of volunteers and city workers. "i think this is the best we've been prepared in the history of the event, we have 13k.. this weekend and race day" with all age groups and skill levels well represented, a full medical staff will be ready to respond immediately if someone goes down. "we have a record number of volunteers... il medical response team.. true great effort by the city of chicago" among the 45,000 participants tomorrow - 13 members of the achilles freedom team of wounded vets - most of whom lost limbs while fighting in iraq or afghanistan. as part of their rehabilitation, they meet up in cities around the country to compete. "we're all injured around the same time... overcome obstacles together.
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm CDT
issued on. chicago public schools confirmed that at least two students possibly three went to the hospital shortly after eating their lunch we are told they are expected to be ok. in a statement, sepias says at the close of school tomorrow pass control will be on site at the facility to alleviate any remaining issues throughout the weekend will be at the school to ensure the problem has been fully eradicated and that the kitchen will be back in operation before the start of school on monday but students say the problem with rodents at hirsch is nothing new to them. there was a mouse that crawled under the crete and some people were scared and screaming. >> ceo jean-claude brizard is out. he has only been in the job for about 17 months but as we know there was a school strike that may have led to what they call a mutual agreement with city hall for him to leave. within city hall this rumor has been swirling for weeks that brizard might be out. are you going to keep impasse school ceo? apparently that was not the case. in the meantime the father of the 19 year-old nearly
Oct 28, 2012 9:00pm CDT
are getting worse... >> sandy maybe 1,000 mi. away from chicago but local weather watchers are already predicting we will feel some of her a fax. high winds and high waves on lake michigan plus canceled flights at the airport are just the beginning of what we will see locally >> anyone who uses it chicago's lakefront path will want to be extra careful in the days ahead. we will feel the impact of hurricane sandy. feeling it already with extremely high winds... giant waves in lake michigan in the possibility of flooding >> at montrose harbor, today... winds whistled and whipped against the masts of sailboats. im glad i don't have a boat in maryland. lets put it that way. greg johnson and his wife were packing up their 22-foot catalina. hurricane sandy --bringing high winds and waves to the chicago area --could cause problems for boats not yet stored for the winter season. hopefully it won't be too kind of scattering serious problems. sandy also causing serious problems at chicago's o'hare airport.. nationwide, airlines have canceled thousands of flights to-and-from the ea
Sep 30, 2012 9:00pm CDT
it was >> hundreds of firefighters spent hours battling 85 alarm fire on chicago's northwest side. one of the city's biggest buyers in years destroyed a warehouse >> 82 fire trucks swarmed the warehouse... after a massive fire broke out after 130 sunday morning >> the blaze quickly escalated. it prompted a hazardous material response. >> she cannot believe what she was seeing >> it started in the neighboring building... and then spread to the warehouse. all three buildings burned for more than eight hours >> no firefighters were injured . they said the structure will lead to come down need to come down. >> crews will remain on the scene to monitor. city officials say the building will lead to be demolished >> an argument on the south side ended in a shooting leaving one man dead and another injured. this weekend's violence brought chicagos murder rate to a new high >> more than 400 homicides in chicago so far. >> locked in a grief-filled embrace.. detectives comb for clues workers wash blood from the sidewalk. this scene, playing out today in bridgeport.. is a familiar one
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm CDT
. a father and a retired chicago police officer makes a tragic mistake, shooting and killing his own son. from chicago police are telling us this does sound like a tragic case of mistaken identity the father who is a retired chicago police detective shot his own son as the sun was walking through the door of his apartment. police on the scene just after midnight on tuesday on covering the tragic truth behind the shooting involving retired cp detective jim griffin inside of his northwest side apartment after he had shot his 48 year-old son michael once in the head and killed him. i guess he was startled out of his sleep. >> neighbors on this quiet street a kind of warm hearted gentleman. very nice man, i've met him a couple of times, quiet and kind he was living with his father temporarily and had stepped out of the apartment late last night the shooting happened when michael was apparently coming back inside. i know predators' can common. on the first floor of an apartment is where they usually try to break in. no one has never broken in the first floor window. >> we are told after it
Oct 19, 2012 11:35pm PDT
-old, sitting on the porch with her mother. we take you inside a hidden america. to chicago, where we meet children, afraid to leave their houses. and the young gang members caught up in a brutal battle. >> you got to be smart out here because you will be gone. off this earth. i i might not even make it today. >> and, an unprecedented event, as we bring 38 gang members together to sit down and talk with their rivals. and with the courageous mothers and children begging them to stop. >> don't shoot -- >> don't shoot -- >> don't shoot, i want to grow up. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, bill weir, and tonight, cynthia mcfadden with diane sawyer in new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline," october 19th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, my colleague and "world news" anchor, diane sawyer, joins us with the latest in on ongoing abc news series, hidden america. this one, from the streets of chicago. diane, the powerful report we're about to see really takes us inside what can only be described as a hidden american war zone.
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm CDT
like this in chicago is brazen. 15 pot plants have all been burned on federal property. no trace of the plants here where they probably grow for some four-six months no one is in custody and the investigation continues. >> troubles continue to mount for american airlines the latest flight from dallas to st. louis had to turn around because of landing gear problems. frightened passengers were told to brace for a cut-off landing if not a crash landing. passengers finally got to say lewis, some wondered if the threat was real or made up leading to the carrier's labor dispute with pilots. are they really heroes or are they guys just creating a job action? >> yester day a flight from chicago-london made to unexpected stops because of problems with loose seats. president obama end mitt romney meeting in denver to square off on issues facing our country. the economy, the economy into the economy dominated the first part of the debate. middle income americans have seen their income come down by $4,300, but it's been a crushing at the same time gasoline prices have doubled under th
Oct 17, 2012 9:00pm CDT
that his election night will take indoors at mccormick place. we spoke with the chicago security company that handles events like these what they said about the mccormick location in our second half- hour. >> julian crews is helping the board of elections get the word out tonight. >> pay close attention to the location so that you know exactly and can confirm the location of your polling place. he is urging people to look for their voter guides due to arrive in your mailbox any day now so you will not be surprised election day if your polling place moves. in about one-third of our voters will be givenin our wards in approximately 15 percent of voters will have a new polling place. the changes are due to the precinct consolidations and newly drawn ward maps. for months now they have been putting up the words for a variety of means from smart phones to texting there is a variety of ways to find out if your polling place has changed. if you text your address are on and it will tax you back immediately with your polling place location. the effort seems to be paying off on the north side. i
Oct 26, 2012 9:00pm CDT
>> it's a long long way from death row to complete vindication. >> a controversial ex chicago cop that has been on the wrong side of the law before on death row in the 90's for murder before he turned around his sentence now 61 year-old steven mandel charged extortion attempt can make your skin crawl the details of unveiled today in court are graphic alleging that him and a former police officer also 61, set up a killing chabert in an empty office of chicago's northwest side a place they nicknamed club med outfitted with a shower, heavy countertops and a sink where they planned to torture kale and cut up a real estate investor they referred to as soupy sales investigators found it loaded firearms ammunition, a butcher knife and saws suitable for the dismemberment of victim one. also searched last night was mandela's home in this quiet buffalo grove apartment building where residents would have no reason to suspect what their neighbor was planning he was allegedly caught on tape saying my god knows what he's doing he knows how to water board due interrogations the plant investigat
Oct 10, 2012 12:00am PDT
. >> there's a long article about the race in the chicago reader, the local alternative paper in chicago where one of obama's opponents, he says obama is viewed as the white man in black face in our community. >> it got bad. it was real bad. a number of black nationalists in the african-american community, you know, made all sorts of allegations about barack being a tool of, you know, hyde park and the university of chicago which are both code words for both white and jews. >> reporter: bobby rush's strategy worked. on election day the voters embraced the incumbent. obama knew what was going to happen. >> in the end voters decided to stick with bobby rush. you know, by a huge, huge, huge margin. it was a very bruising loss for him. >> reporter: obama lost by 30 points. >> it was the first time in his life where people didn't just really accept him immediately, where things didn't really go perfectly for him. >> reporter: the loss seem like it might be the end of obama's political career. >> people who saw him afterward say he was as low as they've ever seen him. one person who was close
Oct 8, 2012 9:00pm CDT
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Oct 20, 2012 9:00pm CDT
is expected to win reelection if he decides to stay in the race. >> before he became the chicago mayor... rahm emanuel was president obama's chief of staff. and today... emanuel was in the tampa area in florida... which is a *very* crucial state in the presidential election because of its 29-electoral votes. >> with president obama and mitt romney staying indoors preparing both will, and gov. romney had different opinions. oh, a clear vision about the middle-class and the role they will play in building the economy. romney tax cuts for the wealthiest cutting regulations and hoping everything gets better. that failed in the first decade but listen to the worst financial economic collapse that come tree experiences the great depression. for their final debate come their running mates onto the campaign trail... to speak before to voters and fire- up the rank and file. reporter cristina mutchler has more. >> several hundred pro-life the elections are just from a corner and it can deter wasting no time. they prepare to go head-to-head vice presidential candidates take to the trail. we're not goin
Oct 24, 2012 9:00pm CDT
'm no longer going to be a quarter and i just want to do what's right. he volunteers with the greater chicago caged bird club delivering cages to his home at 247 shady brook lane the 57 year-old computer repairman says he is concerned about the swelling city of zero aurora price tag for removing the estimated 300 birds not to mention the cleanup. can you imagine what the bill is going to be to clean up the house? it's probably going to be more than the house is worth. >> its security breach at 63 barnes and noble stores around the country including in chicago device's use swipe through europe debit or credit cards in the store have been tampered with their called penn pads and have been breached in each of the store suspected. a former employee says she had some of her credit and debit card information stolen and management was an honest with employees at first about what happened. anyone who used their credit card in one of the affected stores is strongly in fis to check their monthly statements to make sure they have not become evident of the crime. the family suing the chicago board of ed
Oct 7, 2012 9:00pm CDT
you cannot have asked for a better day >> a record date for the chicago marathon as more than 40,000 runners and tackled 26 mi. through the streets in front of millions of cheering spectators >> our top story... >> weather wise was perfect... 45,000 people from all over the world... the mayor watching and enjoying >> it goes through 29 neighborhoods in should >> families gathered to cheer ... >> they're amazing. an inspiration >> nearly a quarter billion dollars flows into the city's economy from this marathon weekend >> it is a city that is inviting... >> record-breaking... he won the race... a first for his country in chicago... >> it was really great to see the fans... hundreds of people volunteering... >> my friends ran strong... they beat their personal record >> cooler temps appreciated >> wind a little issue... >> cool run... >> the temperatures did help limit medical emergencies this year. however one runner suffered cardiac arrest near the end of the racier needed immediate care >>e and needed immediate care >> cpr was started... the individual was shot tw
Oct 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
, and it is time he represented the mad bomber who felt that if he destroyed the chicago opera house it would bring an end to world war one. little tommy crosby, a 13-year-old charged with murder after shooting a sheriff who had come to you victim's family three days before christmas. need this to say there'll got him off. and then there was a suspect in the chicago gambling from who went to women came to bail amount of notes each other and both claiming to be his wife decided he would rather spend the night in jail. [laughter] there were gangsters and psychopaths and rumrunners and journalists ended bunco and many a scorned woman. a socialite who smuggled a handgun into court shot her husband in the middle of their divorce proceeding. just kill them. i hope so. but could not resist the case or the wisecracks. she was no doubt guilty of contempt of court. but leading the classic definition of huntsman he convince that jury to have mercy of the poor widow. [laughter] they could not arrest the woman for shooting and killing. it's nothing like chicago. and like billy fled, a notorious rick, a professe
Oct 20, 2012 8:00am EDT
people don't realize it's actually the last bookstore in the northern suburbs of chicago. that's actually joke. [laughter] but we're really happy to be here. this is, actually, our first signing event for this project, so it means a lot to have people out, and, um, to hear about the work. so, um, and thanks for the introduction, sarah -- >> she's left. >> in the back. by way of background, that's where this begins for us is john was more on the political side with the paper since the late '90s, i was on kind of a crime beat at first and then i moved to 26th street which is the criminal courthouse in chicago and from there to federal court. and our careers sort of merged, not surprisingly, around rod blagojevich sometime after '02, '03, in that range, and certainly by '05, '06. so the project was just sort of our attempt to preserve this story and kind of tell a piece of city history and try to, i don't know if we've cut through all the sensationalism -- >> it's still a little sensational. >> but to try to give a balanced look and wipe the slate clean and tell the blagojevich story from th
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm CDT
home. >> amtrak stop service between washington d.c. and chicago. >> people i've been warned to take caution on chicago's lakefront because of hurricane sandy. it could with up waves higher than double decker buses. 20 ft. waves are expected this evening and 33 ft. waves are expected tomorrow. >> president obama is canceling his appearance at a campaign event in ohio with former president bill clinton. he also canceled an event in virginia. >> michelle obama got out of washington a day early and spent the night here in chicago. she will fly to iowa for a couple campaign appearances and then get back to chicago where she will wait out the storm. she has canceled an appearance tomorrow in new hampshire. >> mitt romney cancelled events in virginia and new hampshire and is moving his campaign and land. inland. both campaigners are urging supporters to donate to storm charities. >> hms bounty was in distress about 90 mi. southeast of north carolina. the captain gave the order to abandon ship at a coast and the coast guard helicopter was sent to rescue crew members from lifeboats. two
Oct 7, 2012 4:00am PDT
a lot of news today. here's the tweet you put out this morning. unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate, so change numbers. and i'm just wondering, i understand the way it works the president gets a heads up on the unemployment number 4:00 the day before and has to keep it to himself. you're saying in your tweet this morning that the news went the other way, the people working for the president somehow got the bureau of labor statistics and played with the numbers so it's down below 8 today. how does it work from your perspective? what happened here? >> all i can talk about are some of the numbers. we had 600,000 government jobs added in the last two months. we had 873,000 jobs by a household survey, which is a total estimate, from 50,000 phone calls. of those 600,000 were temporary workers. chris, these numbers are all a series of assumptions. tons of assumptions. and it just seems somewhat coincidental that the month before the election the numbers go 0.1% below when they were when the president started, although, i don't see anything in the economy
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm CDT
>>400 murders. chicago reaches a devestating milestone not seen in nearly a decade. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >> the 2012 murder rate is up 25%. a memorial near 35th and morgan marks where a jose escobar was killed sunday morning. it happened during a fight near a fast food stand. his friend was left paralyzd. this is the first time since 2003 the city has exceeded 400- murders by october. in response to the recent shootings, members of sweet holy spirit church held a prayer walk yesterday. members called for peace and an end to the violence. residents say are now surprised the city's homicide rate now tops 400. >> an american airlines flight from chicago made an emergency landing in st. louis. none of the passengers were injured. the co-pilot became ill. the plane was headed for dallas. no word on on when passengers will continue the flight >>teachers in evergreen park could go on strike tomorrow. a meeting tonight could determine if parents need to make alter
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm CDT
by chicago police officers over the past six years. the sun-times reports a subpoena was issued this week to the police pension board. seeking claims and medical reports on disabled officers. mayor emanuel has said he wants to stop payments to officers who have started new careers. in one case, an officer injured his shoulder on the job. he went back to school and became a lawyer. all while collecting more than 700- thousand dollars in disability benefits. city officials have not commented on the subpoena. it's sentencing day for william cellini. he was convicted of trying to shake down a hollywood producer for a campaign donation for former governor blagojevich, in exchange for a state contract. federal prosecutors want an 8- year sentence. the defense is asking he get probation. >>grabbing food while in a hurry is about to become a lot easier in chicago. mayor emanuel has unveiled 23 locations for food trucks. these vehicles would be allowed to set up for two hours at a time at each location, but requires them to stay at least 200 feet away from any licensed restaurants. there would
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm CDT
>>west nile virus is suspected in causing the death of a long- time chicago firefighter. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. there is a hard lockdown due to a report of an intruder in the building at indian trail jr high school. they said there was no indication this reported person was armed or dangerous. students are in their classrooms with the lights off. police are searching the building. all of the >> the loss is still sinking in. he had been out sick for over a week. co-workers were warned his condition was grave. >> it still takes time to comprehend. it is not going to sink in until we see him missing from his chair. >> sad reminder that he will never return to the job he loved. the 50 year-old dad last night after contracting the virus from a macedo likemosquito bite. >> when you see a guy like him who is as big as the house and as strong as a next, being bogged down by a mosquito bite it is shocking. it is heartbreaking to everybody. there is no doubt th
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm CDT
on the wgn news at nine, for a debate wrap and analysis. the city is tapping into chicago's online community. seeking solutions to chicago's illegal gun problem. wgn's randi belisomo reports police superintendent garry mccarthy and others are exploring some of those innovative ideas. police superintendent was a speaker at this morning's events. they launched a twitter handle. seeking strategy is to tackle the illegal gun issue. mccarthy had some ideas of his own. he first wish to address the tone of the debate nationwide. it is too polarizing. it must move more towards the center. the chicago police department seized nine illegal guns for everyone gun seized the first six months of the year. legislation could help. in illinois there is no requirement to report the loss theft or replacement of a firearm. >> you give it to whoever you want. you sell it to everyone. that simple measure would change the dynamic of firearms. those guns to not have expiration dates. >> this is an idea that is in the conceptual stage. considering the possibility of boosting the number of charter schools. >> s
Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm CDT
, including one that would give chicago the second highest cigarette tax in the country. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >> making her first presentation. at a special meeting of the cook county board. >> to weaken to the first quarter of the fiscal year, a deficit of almost half a billion dollars. more importantly no plan for a budget. she says that she inherited a fiscal disaster. through better management and austerity measures the board president says the projected 2013 deficit now stands at less than $200 million. a tax on the sale of guns and ammo. many on the board supports the idea of discouraging smokers helping to prevent lung cancer. >> to remains to be seen if she has the votes to pass her budget. a chicago man accused of growing marijuana with a street value of about half a million dollars will be in court this afternoon for a bond hearing. wgn's nancy loo reports police seized those pot plants from an indoor growing facility. >> is the photography studio. it
Oct 27, 2012 9:00pm CDT
helping him will no longer spend any money on his behalf because of a recent wgn-tv - chicago tribune poll... showing duckworth ten points ahead of him. the pac called "now or never" was going to spend another two and a half million for walsh on political advertising... but says it will now spend that money on other candidates around the country. meanwhile, duckworth and two other democratic congressional candidations were in arlington hights, urging voters to take advantage of early voting prior to election day. 10th-district candidate brad schneider and 9th-district congresswoman jan schakowsky were there... along with duckworth. the veteran wounded in the iraq war... said only one super-pac is abandoning walsh... but there are still others supporting him... and she's not afraid of them. >> they're not going to bury me now >> schakowsky... who now represents arlington heights in the newly drawn 9th- congressinoal district... took advantage of early voting there today. early voting continues until next saturday throughout illinois. >> it is nonstop campaigning for the presidential c
Oct 19, 2012 12:35am PDT
york city with cynthia mcfadden. >> on the streets of chicago, gang violence has taken over 400 lives this year alone. making it, quite literally, a battleground in the heart of the united states. victims have included children as young as 6 years old. it's a hidden america most of us will never see. abc's alex perez, who himself grew up in one of these dangerous neighborhoods, brings us the first in a series of reports we're calling, from chicago, "hidden america: don't shoot, i want to grow up." >> where is that coming from? >> reporter: thursday night in chicago. mothers on the south and west sides of this city are bracing. for them, weekends mean violence. murder. and sleepless nights. praying that their children will live to bury them, not the other way around. it's a prayer diana knows well. she lives in a chicago neighborhood called little village, the same home where she grew up. but the fond memories she had here were erased on a warm saturday afternoon last march. >> it was a beautiful day. we were going to go to a birthday party. we were actually waiting for our cousins to
Oct 21, 2012 9:00pm CDT
was locked in a room, dead it. >> he grew up in the chicago area. he was charged earlier this month after he slashed his wife's tires. >> the tragedy is disheartening . >> not too long ago we experienced this exact same thing... it is on real >unreal >> members of the sikh community came out to show their support ... police have not identified the three women who were killed . they have not given a status on his wife. >> the man grew up and the northwest suburbs >> he lived in wisconsin with his wife but he did grow up here. he graduated here in 1985. he also grew up in kingston jamaica and moved here when he was it teenagera teenager. he was a pretty big guy... 200 pounds, 6 foot 2 >> his father lives in florida and said his son called him and asked if he could stay with him . his brother currently lives near here. he was too distraught at this time to talk about what happened today. the father said he was in shock that his son had done something like this. neighbors say they would have never expected this from him. they said they trusted him with their own children. this has shocked
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
on whether google is violating antitrust laws. speakers include the university of chicago law school professor randall pecker, yale university economics and law professor george priest along with economics founder gregory sendak. participants could .. your report co-authored by setback entitled what is the chicago school teach about internet search and the antitrust treatment of google. john leibovitz has said that the ftc plans to make a decision on whether to take legal action against google. this is 90 minutes. [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon, everybody. we could bring this panel session to attention. i wanted thank you for joining us today. for discussion about internet search and antitrust policy. i am make schulz, a fellow here at the american enterprise institute and also the editor of american dot com which is a flagship magazine. you know, something of an old home week. we are going to europe in a minute about a new paper. greg is the chairman of criterion economics here in washington d.c., and he is also the ronald cussed professor of law and economic
Oct 26, 2012 4:30pm PDT
gharib. we take you to a wells fargo event in chicago, where housing grants could turn renters into buyers. >> tom: then, from tax hikes to corporate earnings worries, tonight's "market monitor" guest says investors are facing a cliff of concern. robert stovall of wood asset management joins us. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: the u.s. economy actually sped up in the third quarter, surprising economists and maybe youoo. thas to a pick-up in spending by consers, the federal government and the housing sector, the gross domestic product grew at a 2% annual rate in july through september. that 2% pace was stronger than expected and much better than what the economy experienced in the second quarter. suzanne pratt takes a closer look at the data and what it suggests about the economy in the final months of this year. >> reporter: an economy growing at a 2% annual rate is hardly anything to celebrate. sure it could've been worse. but, clearly at three-years post great recession, it should be a lo beter. experts call it a side-ways economy, one that is unable to c
Oct 4, 2012 9:00pm CDT
for the chicago fire department especially for engine 10 wait here on the northwest side many of the firefighters are working tonight. according to the fire department he was bitten by a mosquito two weeks ago and was admitted to hospital after experiencing flow like symptoms and he died later this evening again west nile virus is the expected cause of death. his friends say he is going to be missed a lot. he is a very well- respected officer on the job. there's nothing that they would not do for him. his family watching them interact with his family is amazing. his nickname is bulldog? why did he get that nickname? i think most of all for his stubbornness. it was something that he didn't agree with. the congressman is a jokester he always had a smile on his face, always laughing always polite and always cordial. he always did his job he always enjoyed the fire department and the job he did he survived by his wife and three adult children. >> testing that found the bacteria that causes legionnaires' disease and hoover wood elementary the schools remain open while cleaningcleaning is being done.
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